- Public Speaking & Presentations
- Product & Concept Strategy
- Layout & Interface Design
- Writing & Communications
- Web Design & Development
Eric Fisher is a storyteller turned product architect with a passion for creating organized systems of interconnectivity while fostering community and meaningful stories.
My background in layout design and architecture made me naturally interested in devising organized systems, while my interests in cartooning, writing and animation grew my desire for community, connection and meaning. An applied generalist, my specialty lies in storytelling as a craft through multiple mediums and incorporating an understanding of people and our social psychology into design and product concepts.
I was most recently the social design evangelist at Facebook, where I defined and wrote the Social Design Guidelines, designed main components of the site and promoted the platform to third party developers. Earlier, I worked on the evangelism and developer relations teams at Apple, where I devised interface guidelines and design concepts for building iPhone applications. I've also worked at Google, incorporating structured data into search, and have independently advised smaller companies (including Milo, Airbnb and Eventbrite) to help build branding and design into their product strategy.
These days, I'm building Voxle which aims to strengthen online communities and conversations within them. As with any good story, I'm a firm believer in the power of consistency, simplicity and focus. I'm very idealistic, strong-minded and tend to defy convention when possible. After all, the best stories don't happen by following the rules.
I have a BSE in Digital Media Design from the University of Pennsylvania with minors in Psychology and Fine Arts and currently split my time between New York City and San Francisco. For my thoughts on social design, please visit FishoftheBay.com.